Rodney Crowell - The Long Journey Home Lyrics




We ran off chasing rainbows
'Neath the blue Montana sky
And we self-proclaimed our freedom with a roar
We crossed those raging rivers
And we drank the taverns dry
And we bowed our heads to legends
Gone before

Are you ready for the long journey home?
The flatlands, swamps and bayous in your bones
The simple life tastes sweeter now
You have no need to roam
Are you ready for the long journey home?

The wind down off the Yellowstone
Blows coal trains off their tracks
And the water springs eternal from the fire

An eagle flies at sunrise
'Cross an aspen grove and back
And the moonlight brings a blue coyote choir

Are you ready for the long journey home?
The flatlands, swamps and bayous in your bones
The simple life tastes sweeter now
You have no need to roam
Are you ready for the long journey home?

In dreams of mile-high cotton fields
We once ran barefoot through
My dead drunk Uncle Fireball growls these words

"Blood don't make you family, Boy
And I've got news for you
Rattlesnakes don't sing like speckled birds"

Are you ready for the long journey home?
The flatlands, swamps and bayous in your bones
The simple life tastes sweeter now
You have no need to roam
Are you ready for the long journey home?





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  1. Rockin Rollin n Trollin

    All packed ,turned the power off...whats for breakfast ,lunch & dinner on this flight ??

  2. L T

    Stoke the fire of dissidence, ,

  3. ken krausse

    Magic and tragic lived it, im ready many thanks Rodney

  4. Angie Veri

    I like the descriptive vision of the lyrics in this song, "An eagle flies at sunrise, cross an aspen grove in back and the moonlight brings a blue coyote choir" beautiful lyrics.

  5. Richard Ball

    As is always the case with Rodney... just too good for words... the greatest country/folk/americana songwriter in history..

  6. Nolan Pierce

    Thanks Rodney,it's great to know that you've always got a special message, directed at the hearts of your fans, both young and old...

  7. CiscoAustin

    The "Houston Kid" hits another home run when the Astros can't...

  8. T. Logan Russell

    Just heard this on XM Outlaw Country. Awesome. Only 5390 listens so far. Aint we the lucky ones? 

    Random style

    95 9 the ranch rocks it

    68superchevy396

    94.9 the outlaw!

  9. Brian Richards

    Rhondalove somed it up well,I'm 84 abd still travelling. Still singin'  Are you Welsh Rhondalove? Taff

  10. Rhondalove

    The day we are born,we begin the long journey home.  My little brother went home at 4 and a half after surgery.  At 91, my dad is still on his journey.  Thanks Rodney for a new wonderful album.